In my 50 years of practice, I’ve seen many a professional movement come and go. The argument that’s currently causing a stir in chiropractic circles is the question of “vitalism” versus “mechanism.” This debate has also been referred to as the “straights” versus the “mixers,” but it is basically the same quarrel. You can be sure that as your career progresses, you will hear these ideas pop up again and again, but with new and trendier names.
Congratulations, doctor. You have passed your boards, opened your office, and are finally fulfilling your passion to help the public stay healthier through chiropractic care. But first, a word of warning: Passion can become its own entrapment. It helps if we listen to our family or close friends. Often, they will let us know when we need to be protected from our own wrong choices.
Spending time in self-reflection is an essential part of understanding your role in the lives of others. What often distinguishes busy, thriving chiropractors from those who are merely surviving is that successful chiropractors tend to ask better questions. When these chiropractors do spend time in self-reflection, they get better answers. And having solid answers to the following five questions can bring clarity, focus and a sense of peace
Did you have a mentor at the beginning of your professional chiropractic career? If you did, it’s highly likely that you are grateful for the guidance and support that your mentor provided and you still keep in touch. Having a strong chiropractic mentor goes beyond meeting every once in a while for coffee. In an ever-evolving health care environment, a mentor can help you navigate the field and better understand how to help out individuals from all walks of life.
There is an old adage you may have heard; “May you live in interesting times,” the gist of What’s more, new DCs are expected to make a sizable investment in equipment, a lease or mortgage on office space, capital to ensure survivability over the first 12 months as collections grow and, last but not least, […]